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Two Knots 10-02-2013 10:49 AM

We made a new footstool for our antique chair.
 
We made this little footstool to match the antique chair
in our Family room...

First the chair history, it belonged to the head knots Grandfather.
It was covered in a green worn out leather, and was down our
basement for years. Then about five years ago, we bought
a new leather sofa and stripped off the old leather from
our old sofa and used it to
reupholstered this chair. This was our first attempt at sewing leather.
Since then we've re-upholstered another chair in the same room in leather.
I'm pretty sure I showed you the other leather chair and footstool.

I love matching matching footstools, and glad we scurried up enough
leather to do this. I finished up adding the trim last night. The legs on
the footstool we cut off from the bottom of my Mothers old mahagony
coffee table, (the bottom has wheels)
I think it adds a cozy layer to the chair.


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...17revJPG-1.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...0/005rev-2.jpg


The entire chair...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11.../013revJPG.jpg

forcedreno2012 10-02-2013 04:04 PM

Wow that's awesome Two Knots. I also like that you were able to incorporate another antique in the making of the stool. I also like the star of the picture......the daaaawg.

mrwoodty 10-02-2013 04:27 PM

Great job!!!!! And love your old Boston, great dogs, and ill bet she loves the chair.

alexjoe 10-03-2013 08:09 AM

Looking nice and you did a great work.

Two Knots 10-03-2013 07:12 PM

Thanks forcedreno, mr.woody,and alexjo for taking the time
to comment on the chair. :yes:

kimberland30 10-03-2013 07:21 PM

That chair is amazing. It's even more amazing since now it has a place to rest your feet and incorporated old into new.

yummy mummy 10-03-2013 09:54 PM

Love the chair and the footstool! Great job with the leather. Looks so neat.

And I really LOVE the throw. Very nice.

Two Knots 10-04-2013 08:03 AM

Thanks Kimber and Yummy,
We just winged this footstool, (as compared to
other footstools we've made) ...to be more specific
I haven't given it any forethought to make it fit under the chair...
but, luckily it does, as our little grandkids love jumping
off our footstools. Now I can just slip this one under the
chair when they visit. Since this footstool is on wheels,
jumping off this one could be dangerous.

Yummy mummy, I love animal prints, and try and use them a lot
in various rooms; they liven up throw pillows and chairs with
throws...etc...In this same room we made Roman Shades out of
velour and trimmed them in a tiger print.


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